STAY COOL Members Walk through Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary

By Laura Schumacher On April 28, I joined a group of STAY COOL members for a guided walk through the Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, a 785-acre preserve near Lakeside owned and maintained by San Diego Audubon. Its mission is to preserve in as complete and natural a state as possible a … Continue reading

STAY COOL on “Save Our Countryside” Initiative

The Safeguard Our San Diego (SOS) Countryside Initiative prevents large-scale developments from going forward in rural, back-country locations without first getting voter approval. The STAY COOL for Grandkids (SC4G) Advisory Committee unanimously endorses this and encourages our members to learn more about it, consider signing the petition to ensure it … Continue reading

Our March member meeting: Tracking regional progress

Members who attended our general meeting on March 29 were introduced by Mikaela Bolling to a great online resource – The San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard. The Dashboard measures trends throughout the region to track a central theme: Is our quality of life improving? Mikaela is Project Manager … Continue reading

STAY COOL Promotes Ambitious GHG Reduction Targets for San Diego Region

Members of the STAY COOL Advisory Council recently traveled to Riverside to testify at the final public hearing of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), where the Board decided on 2035 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets for each of the 18 metropolitan areas in California. STAY COOL was one of … Continue reading

STAY COOL Responds to Recent Media Coverage

In response to recent topics on climate change and the (lack of) action, STAY COOL Advisory Council members submitted the following articles that were published recently in the San Diego Union-Tribune: Feb. 24 2018 Don’t change habits, change transport mode The reality is that we can’t change human nature or … Continue reading

For the Love of our Planet: A Feb. 14 Call to Action

The STAY COOL Advisory Council, under the leadership of Chair Bob Leiter and Linda Pratt, submitted the below letter to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for consideration at their Feb. 14 meeting on the County Climate Action Plan. Voices in support of a more proactive Climate Action Plan … Continue reading

Year-End Thoughts from STAY COOL Administrator

Dear STAY COOL Community, It’s that time of the year when I like to look back on our accomplishments and goals, and personally share gratitude for everything we have achieved. While it was a challenging year to be in climate action, I am still grateful I’ve been a part of … Continue reading

An Important Message from our Chair, Bob Leiter

Dear STAY COOL Supporter, I am pleased to inform you about an exciting change in store for STAY COOL for Grandkids! On November 13, 2017 the San Diego Audubon Society (SDAS) Board of Directors voted to take over the fiscal sponsorship activities of STAY COOL as of January 1, 2018. … Continue reading

Summary of our August 5 Climate Walk at Cabrillo

Thank you to the 30 attendees who joined us on Saturday August 5, 2017 at the Cabrillo National Monument for our special Ranger-led Climate Walk hosted by ecologist Alexandria “Alex” Warneke. Alex is also the Science Outreach Coordinator for the Cabrillo National Monument and is an active leader with the … Continue reading